Tuesday, August 26, 2008

On the Street….Face Graphics, Milan


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  1. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 8:58 am

    i can appreciate this b/c i love a face. but, i don’t necessarily love it on my clothes. i like the way they look, but i don’t love it.

  2. Dan

    August 26, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Never a fan of t-shirt graphics. Always distracting and more importantly always detract from the wearer. I think they should be left alone.

  3. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I love the pants in the second photo!

  4. suzanne nelson

    August 26, 2008 at 9:48 am

    I like the blue checkered pants and pixelated face look, not so keen on the other one, but neither are as cool as the guy in glasses with his printed baby in baby sling T shirt you posted a few months ago….

  5. GianTokyo

    August 26, 2008 at 10:02 am

    the pants of the second photo? PRADA… anyway both are really hot


    August 26, 2008 at 10:23 am

    I actually love the first one

  7. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 10:28 am

    LOVE the sunnies in the top photo.

  8. lintmag

    August 26, 2008 at 10:48 am

    The Chuck Close t and checked pants are fun, but the top photo…well…sometimes two heads are not better than one.

  9. theo

    August 26, 2008 at 10:55 am

    the top one is so great. love tshirts tucked in and how the glitter on the face takes away from the possible formality of the trousers (anyone know what brand they are?). i wish i could see what shoes he’s wearing.

  10. Delia

    August 26, 2008 at 11:08 am

    I am not sure, but I don´t think it´s a pixelated face look, but an oil portrait from Chuck Close.

  11. Olviya

    August 26, 2008 at 11:27 am

    the second pants are abs.cool!
    good sport chick! :)

  12. Anthea

    August 26, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Those are some great t-shirts. Whowhatweardaily just did a great post about them. Those checked pants are awesome..nice to see men taking risks!

  13. Trent Moller

    August 26, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Wow Such cool pants, where are they from?

  14. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    ..the face is Philip Glass by Chuck Close…

  15. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    To the guy on the bottom picture:
    You look cool. Yes, you do!

  16. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    FYI: Second one is Chuck Close’s portrait of Philip Glass. It’s either in the Whitney or Guggenheim, I don’t remember.

  17. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 26, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    The older I get, the more basic I want my clothes to be. Having said that, I broke my own rule and bought one of the GAP/Whitney collaboration T-shirts. Yes I am going somewhere with this: the Chuck Close T is one of such collaborations, and since sold-out. My pick would be to pair it with really simple pants, like the guy on the top pic, so that the print can be the “pop” of the outfit. I like the checkered pants, but how many times would you wear them before the novelty would wear off? Jorge from W Palm Beach

  18. Kitschen Pink

    August 26, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Adds a whole new meaning to “look me in the eyes and say that”. Imagine being the t-shirt face and coming up to yourself in the street on a strangers tummy! odd. t.x

  19. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I think the tshirts are brilliant even if I may not think they’re suitable for the wearer or paired well.

    What confuses me about the first guy is that he clearly likes hiding as much of his face as possible between his facial hair and sunglasses yet he draws huge attention to himself with the choice of tshirts.

  20. kagitsune

    August 26, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    LOVE number 2′s checkered pants (bright, but not too bright! Where can I get a pair in women’s sizes?), and the delightful irony that the face on his shirt is bigger than his own. xD I actually used to know a young “punk” who dressed like this… Awesome shot!

  21. Adrienne

    August 26, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Love, love, LOVE the Chuck Close t-shirt. Would recognize his faces anywhere.

  22. cassaundra

    August 26, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    portrait t-shirts are lovely.

  23. weenyhearts

    August 26, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    i love those checkered pants and I want them for myself. But the first picture has me sold, top to bottom. He works it.

  24. Giblees Fine Clothing

    August 26, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I dig the white shoes against the blue checkered pants and the shoes tie the white graphic tee in well.

  25. vavavinny

    August 26, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    I have to have those uber cool checked pants! How fun! It is kind of cool how this man kept the theme by wearing a t-shirt with a Chuck Close image, which is made up of many little blocks. A very, very neat and well-thought out look!

  26. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    def the second guy

    one of those pictures i closed and then had to reopen just to see how much i liked it. which was when i saw the little belt tail sticking out from under the t shirt, question is whether or not he pulled that little number out on purpose and if so whether i like that more or less for the obsessiveness. great checks.

  27. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    It’s so easy to make your own. Why pay a lot of moolah just to give free advertisement for some label?

  28. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    the gap did a limited edition of the chuck close t for the whitney biennial

  29. thwany

    August 26, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    love the first look.

  30. harryshouldnotblog

    August 26, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    how graphics should be done! the pants in the second aren’t great, but the first is exquisitely laid back and just plain cool.

    you and I’ve similar tastes, I think.


  31. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    The first guy makes me smile and laugh! I love his pose, it’s hysterical.

    The second guy looks ok. But I think he’s trying too hard. I can see it more on a teenager who doesn’t know better.

  32. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    As mentioned by others, the bottom shirt is a portrait of Philip Glass by Chuck Close. The shirt was part of an artists series of t-shirts from GAP, and I tried desperately to get that exact one to no success

  33. Nicole Then

    August 26, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    love their tees, it has that rocker tee feel but just more classy

  34. Anonymous

    August 27, 2008 at 2:18 am

    gosh i was looking for that chuck close tshirt at every gap i came upon, but alas, no luck.

    looks good on him, what with the bald and all.

  35. Anonymous

    August 27, 2008 at 10:49 am

    anyone know where the shirt and pants are from in the first portrait? much appreciated!

  36. Jack Daniel

    August 27, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    not a fan of face-tee’s. but i do like the first model of the t-shirt. it’s a bit oversized…or perhaps the dude is very skinny. ;)

  37. Douglas

    August 27, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I appreciate face tees!
    I facial expression communicates alot and, with a face tee it is very easy transmit the message that you are going for.

    in both pictures the pants are complimenting the message of the tee, which is the key to style that your outfit supports itself.

  38. Douglas

    August 27, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I like face tee’s
    a facial expression communicates very clear there is a lot to capture. If you find one that you like your a lucky man.
    also notice how there outfit is based on the face each of them have garments that support the face it is the man piece for the day.

  39. Chelsea

    August 27, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Love everything about how he is dressed! The t-shirt, sunglasses, pants, and shoes–head to toe! WONDERFUL!!

  40. Anonymous

    August 27, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Can somebody tell who’s the maker of the sunglasses on the first picture?? Thank you

  41. crabapplenyc

    August 27, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Other than the fact that their pants fit better, I see no difference between these guys and the typical American hipster.

  42. shawnlisle

    August 29, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    The first pic is genius! His tanned skin with the tone of his clothes is harmonious. The fit and quality of the tee is much greater than that of the gap one, making it much more appropriate for a dress pant. Art and fashion here collide to my liking.

  43. shawnlisle

    August 29, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Does anyone know where the first shirt is from?

  44. Raven

    August 31, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Would rather see art on a wall (we’re lucky to have three Chuck Close originals in my office!), but it bothers me more that in the top photo the face is tucked into the man’s pants. It just seems bizarre.

  45. Matt

    August 31, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Flat-front slacks are so distracting. Pleats please.

  46. Jazzy

    August 31, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    I am a fan of both the checkered pant as well as the face/graphic tees. I agree though, sometimes it can be distracting.


    September 2, 2008 at 8:57 am

    I bought the same Prada pants, in my opinion are overlong, anyway love the second look!!

  48. Nam Hoang

    September 4, 2008 at 9:44 am

    I’m a designer and one of my pieces is also a face design on a tee. We were originally inspired by the face series designed by Harlow Monrow which featured Kate Moss and Marilyn Monrow, however we wanted all our designs to be more than just a face. Thus we painstakingly designed a series called the COLOR ME series which featured the faces of super models in a paint by numbers stencil. The concept was a commentary on the perception of beauty and the socialization of race differentiation. You can check it out and comment at http://www.soscloth.com. I think the style of using faces alone has be done and over dnoe. The Chuck Close version is an exception because of the technique used to produce the shirt, it is not only a halftone design but it also uses flocking or some sort of sewing to created the half tone dots which is completely new approach to the face. It’s not just another silk screen which is so common place as of late.

  49. Mens designer clothing|ESPY Menswear

    September 4, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I have seen a few brands using the face print recently, Diesel, jack jones, and All Saints to name a few

  50. bomb.ass.ting

    September 4, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I love the fit of the first guy’s shirt so much.

  51. Marcus Brutus

    September 4, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Anyone knows the brand of the first t-shirt, please?
    Thanks in advanced!
    pd=Before asking I looked up for it and no result.

  52. Beautybooty

    September 6, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I adore that man’s getup – the one below – with the checkered pants and the face t-shirt. I would totally rock that, and I’m a chick.

  53. Anonymous

    September 8, 2008 at 7:49 am

    isnt that gianbattista valli?

  54. pallatso

    October 4, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Agree that the check pants in photo two are great, but the look in photo one is the winner for me; the t-shirt is a bold statement, backing up the pose and the glasses to say: I defy you to read/interpret/translate me.

  55. Anonymous

    November 8, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    himy name is fabiano i´m colombian et i ,love this pic when i saw it i´m felt somuch better because a one day yi went to the shopt store and I bought a trousers and a t-shir similary i want sed my pic wearing these thanks

  56. guerillalovenest

    August 14, 2009 at 2:24 am

    phillip glass: BINGO!

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